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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:29 PM
Cassea, on 12 December 2012 - 10:49 PM, said:
If you went to your mother's house for dinner. She drank from her mug and passed it around. She said drink from it. Do this is memory of me in the future. And God forbid she died the next day. I think you would remember which cup she used. And you'd think it was pretty special. I bet.
Yes sure, but not special in the way you would ascribe to the Holy Grail. It would still be just a cup.
As I said earlier, the last supper was in a house hired for that purpose...
Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?" So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. Say to the owner of the house he enters, 'The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' He will show you a large upper room, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there."
As one can see, the room was hired, thus all the utensils of the room did NOT belong to the disciples or even to Jesus. According to tradition and legend Jesus himself appeared after his resurrection to Joseph of Arimatheia after his imprisonment for his beliefs, giving him the cup that sustained him for decades.
I don't see the above legend jiving with anything the bible says about Jesus, the Last Supper and its preparations, and even with anything christian. But, it is definitely a good story.
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well the cup is very unlikely to ever be found. How would they prove it was the real thing? They had the last supper in a rented upper room, the cups and such were most likely provided by the building's owner. Like a banquet hall. So after they had their meal and left, the cups and all would be washed and used for the next group renting the room.
As far as the ark, well the bible says it is in heaven's throne room, so it was removed from earth.
REV 11:19 And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.